Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Follow Coach Katerina Nestor & Katerina Gasset and Tammy Emineth

Jan 10, 2017 10:21 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Don't become obsessed with seo. It's a constantly changing factor, and can be a full time job trying to keep up with it.

Jan 11, 2017 03:08 AM
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Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

As far as SEO, put in teaser links to get people to read more of your stuff. Send people down a link trail from one topic to another so they stay on your site or blog. Google loves it when people stay a long time as it shows you have valuable information. Of course, you have to actually WRITE valuable information for there to be something to read :-) 

Jan 11, 2017 07:18 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Write epic evergreen content.  (means quality over quantity and pst is always good/not date specific).

Jan 10, 2017 11:41 PM
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Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

Did you get on my free SEO update webinar today? There is one thing you can count on and that is, SEO changes. But there are some constants amid all the changes. One of those is obviously to write quality content. 

But just writing content is NOT going to get you to rank. Google has to know what your post is about, what keywords it is about. What keywords you want your post to rant for. Now I am talking about on ActiveRain. 

And then, to compete- after all - there are only 10 spots on page one on Google so not everyone that writes good content can be there. 

The only way to get the bots to choose you over others is by linking to your content from high domain authority websites. 

Rainers complain to me all the time about how ActiveRain is losing its google juice because their posts are  no longer showing up on page one, etc. but that is not the case. The internet is more crowded now, more noise. And so you have to get the attention by sending links to your ActiveRain post that you want to rank. 

Then after google ranks you - do  what Tammy says - to get people to click your link and to stay on your site, give them something to stay for. 

Make sure you add video to your site as well. 

Jan 11, 2017 03:05 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Tammy Emineth is the bomb.  Follower her and if you need help hire her. She is the best in west, the north, the south and the east. 

Jan 11, 2017 08:25 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Write for your target audience... and, as Michael Jacobs said, "don't become obsessed with seo".     Of course, if you are obsessed with seo, do what Debbie Gartner said in her comment.  

Jan 11, 2017 06:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

find an SEO expert and follow that person...mine is Katerina Gasset ....

Jan 11, 2017 06:42 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've never thought about it... then again, I'm not overly concerned with SEO as I don't have time to be so. I just put what I hope is good content out there and hope for the best.

Jan 11, 2017 03:59 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Content first, then SEO will follow in my mantra.

Jan 11, 2017 03:49 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Consistent and regular comments on a variety of web sites. 

Jan 11, 2017 02:48 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

For SEO, steady and consistent blogging everyday or as consistently as possible...Endre

Jan 10, 2017 11:08 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I agree with Michael Jacobs about Nestor & Katerina Gasset and Tammy Emineth. 

Jan 10, 2017 10:37 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

There are lots of great tips here - search SEO and I'll bet you'll find some great articles by those that Michael Jacobs mentioned!

Jan 10, 2017 10:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - keep blogging! Regularly!

Jan 11, 2017 03:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Keep blogging

Jan 11, 2017 11:22 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Write good quality content that consumers want and need.

Oh, and follow Nestor & Katerina Gasset 

Jan 11, 2017 07:29 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Great question - I'm here to read ...

Jan 11, 2017 07:14 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Consistency on a daily basis.

Jan 11, 2017 06:36 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

When I was starting out it was tough. There are lots of great videos/seminars on AR University or posts from people that make this their full time vocation. One day it's this - one day it's that. 

I think that writing a post with a good title to pull in readers, along with a keyword rich content. 

There is so much garbage getting put out to G everyday it's mind boggling. Just try to do your best & not be the garbage.

You will find that you evolve ...

Jan 11, 2017 06:16 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Consistency with blogging on AR, your own blogging site, and on Social Media.  Content is key so make sure your topic is of interest to the consumer and is relevant.

Jan 11, 2017 05:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I never give it a seccond thought!

Jan 11, 2017 05:44 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Parked and reading

Jan 11, 2017 05:43 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The great thing about active rain is you write great content and AR gets it in front of the massess. 

Jan 11, 2017 05:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Use the short URL....with reckless abondon.

Jan 11, 2017 04:46 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Jan 11, 2017 04:21 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the question.

Jan 11, 2017 04:08 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

waiting to see answers

Jan 11, 2017 04:07 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I have no answer, just learning...

Jan 11, 2017 03:37 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Promote your website on every avenue possible.

Jan 10, 2017 10:58 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Putting links to your web site for neighborhoods or landing pages.

Jan 12, 2017 02:09 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Boy did Tammy Emineth nail this one for you.  

Jan 12, 2017 09:31 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hit <Enter> to post.

Jan 12, 2017 07:04 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sharing AR blog links on Social Media

Jan 11, 2017 09:02 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm so with Michael Jacobs on his comment!

Jan 11, 2017 07:15 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

conistency content = closed deal$

Jan 11, 2017 06:46 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Post great content with great keywords etc. on a regular basis.

Jan 11, 2017 06:14 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Look at ActiveRain university videos.

Jan 11, 2017 05:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If you write it, they will come.

Jan 11, 2017 03:53 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not have a favorite.

Jan 11, 2017 03:34 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Hyperlocal blogging

Jul 14, 2017 08:31 PM